Just as it was the first one he wrote, the first John Green book I ever read was Looking for Alaska, and I know that his books that followed never quite truly captured the magic that I sensed while reading this one. Amongst the assigned books for school that I traipsed though but never truly felt anything for, […]Read more "Looking for Alaska Young"
One beautiful April morning, on a narrow side street in Tokyo’s fashionable Harujuku neighborhood, I walked past the 100% perfect girl. Tell you the truth, she’s not that good-looking. She doesn’t stand out in any way. Her clothes are nothing special. The back of her hair is still bent out of shape from sleep. She […]Read more "Murakami Monday: On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning"
“Rock music needs very supportive bras, I note, holding onto my bosoms as I leap up and down, doggedly. This is something the music press had never mentioned. They have so little guidance for girls.” This is one of the few books that made me laugh out loud. I don’t just mean a smile or […]Read more "Literary Wardrobe: How to Build a Girl"
Back when I was a young high school kid I was aimlessly wandering around Borders on Queen Street looking for something to read. Although it was not that long ago, this was before the surge of decent young adult literature, so I was in limbo, too old for kid’s books, but too young for adult […]Read more "Murakami Monday: My first"
It’s not summer where I am, but binge-reading is one of the best things to do with your time. Grab a series from Flavorwire’s fantastic list and replace a screen with a page. 25 Great Literary Series to Replace Your TV Habit This Summer Summertime is upon us: sticky subway rides, backyard barbecues, and a […]Read more "25 Great Literary Series to Replace Your TV Habit This Summer"
Written in Stockholm in 2003, the elusive Donna Tartt wrote an essay for The Guardian. This little piece gives us a rare glimpse into her life; she loves her dogs, was a cheerleader (alas, not the usual type), finds comfort in hotels, and her disposition towards clothing is one that matches mine (“I get very […]Read more "Donna Tartt: This Much I Know"
Nor did I film this. We are the music-makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams. World-losers and world-forsakers, Upon whom the pale moon gleams; Yet we are the movers and shakers, Of the world forever, it seems. I Didn’t Write This by Yulin Kuang is a […]Read more "I Didn’t Write This"